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Alison Johnstone MSP elected as the Scottish Parliament’s Sixth Presiding Officer

13.05.2021

Alison Johnstone MSP has been elected as the Scottish Parliament’s sixth Presiding Officer.

Covid, climate and constitution will be key issues of new Parliament, say Holyrood researchers SPICe

12.05.2021

Dealing with the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, tackling the climate emergency and the post-Brexit devolution settlement will feature heavily in the work of the next Scottish Parliament...

MSPs to elect a new Presiding Officer for Holyrood

11.05.2021

Holyrood’s newly elected MSPs are due to elect a new Presiding Officer for the Scottish Parliament this Thursday 13 May 2021.

MSPs to be sworn in at Holyrood

11.05.2021

Newly elected MSPs are to be sworn in at Holyrood this Thursday 13 May 2021.

Presiding Officer confirms first meeting of new Parliament

08.05.2021

The first meeting of the sixth session of the Scottish Parliament will take place on Thursday 13 May.

Scottish Parliament flags fly at half-mast as mark of respect following the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

09.04.2021

The Scottish Parliament’s flags are flying at half-mast following the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.

Presiding Officer recalls Parliament following death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

09.04.2021

The Presiding Officer has this afternoon announced that the Scottish Parliament is to be recalled on Monday 12 April following the death of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh

Covid recovery strategy must not exacerbate existing inequalities finds MSPs

24.03.2021

Issues faced by protected and disadvantaged groups should be proactively addressed as the country navigates its post-Covid recovery to ensure that nobody is left behind, according to a report from the Equalities and Human Rights Committee.

MSPs say greater supply of affordable housing and better data is needed to tackle housing sector issues, including rising rents

24.03.2021

An increased supply of affordable housing and better data are key to tackling the issues facing Scotland’s housing sector, according to a Scottish Parliament Committee.

Scottish Human Rights Commission: new part-time members appointed

24.03.2021

Two new part-time members of the Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC) are to be appointed following an open recruitment competition, it has been announced.

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